“This internship placement has been the primary deciding factor in my career and graduate school aspirations. While interning at DBED I’ve realized that there’s almost nothing I’d like to pursue more than a career in economic development.”
Majors: Political Science, Economics
Internship Site: Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development
Location: Baltimore, MD
Title: Student Technical Assistant
Position Description: Mostly, I’ve been writing and attending briefings regarding various tax credit programs and small business initiatives. I’ve also been learning and performing the processes utilized by DBED to determine the jobs created by various economic development programs administered by the agency.
What are the benefits of participating in an internship, co-op, service-learning or research experience?
Interning at DBED has opened my eyes to all the career options possible in public service. Through every interaction and assignment, I’ve developed a better understanding of economic development policy and a clearer vision of where I want to be after completing my education.